2014 Grant Recipients

AQUA FOUNDATION GRANTS $62,000 TO FOUR LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS 2014/2015 Grant Cycle Recipients Announced Aqua Foundation for Women is proud to announce it’s 2014/2015 grant recipients. The priorities for the current grant cycle are LBT women’s preventative health care, human trafficking and combatting LGBTQ youth homelessness. The following grant recipients run programs that support this year’s […]


Aqua Foundation for Women Announces New Executive Director and Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Tommy Gomez 786-405-3822 AQUA FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS! The Foundation welcomes newly appointed Executive Director Caitlin Wood and board members Jodi L. Strang Adams, Esq. and Carol Coombes to its team Miami, FL (November 18, 2014) — Three months after announcing […]

Carol Coombes, Board Member

With seventeen (17) years experience in film festival management, Coombes is a veteran film festival professional. Currently Programmer for Asian Cinema content for the 2015 Miami International Film Festival she is also handling all world-wide festival bookings for LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, a new Award Winning gay documentary. From 2010-2014 Coombes was the Program Associate Manager of […]

Jodi L. Strang Adams, Esq. Board Member

Jodi L. Strang Adams, Esq. is a self made entrepreneur and real estate investor. She is Principal Attorney of Strang Adams, P.A.- a Real Estate Law Firm, located in Miami Beach, Florida. She is an active member of several community organizations, bar associations, and serves on the Board of Directors of two condominium associations. In […]


Community Newspapers | The Aqua Foundation Affair Set for September 20th

The Aqua Foundation for Women will celebrate its 10 Year Anniversary and this year’s Scholarship and Grant Recipients at their Annual Aqua Affair, on the rooftop of the beautiful Gale South Beach hotel at 1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139, on September 20, 2014, from 7 – 10 p.m.   Guests will enjoy complimentary savory […]


Gay South Florida | Aqua Foundation scholarships help young lesbian, bisexual, transgender women succeed

Nursing student Kim Carias worked two jobs putting herself through school at Florida International University. Three scholarships from Aqua Foundation for Women have enabled her to continue college, quit one job and volunteer time mentoring LGBT youths. “Aqua Foundation has empowered me to be the leader I was meant to be,” said Carias, 20, who was born […]


She Mag | AFW Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary

It was 2004 when eight local women came together to form what is now Aqua Foundation for Women (AFW), an organization dedicated to promoting the wellness and equality of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women in South Florida. Alicia Apfel, Alison Burgos, Alyse Mcgowen, Cindy Brown, Elizabeth Schwartz, Martha Sternberg, Robin Schwartz and Vivian Lamadrid created […]


Aqua Announces Changes in Leadership

AQUA FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN ANNOUNCES TRANSITION IN LEADERSHIP Executive Director, Robin Schwartz to step down this coming fall. Miami, FL (August 18, 2014) — As Aqua Foundation for Women announces the resignation of its Executive Director, Robin Schwartz, they offer immense thanks for her dedication and leadership. Schwartz’s history with the organization dates back to […]


Aqua Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

AQUA FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN CELEBRATES ITS 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY The Foundation invites you to celebrate at it’s annual cocktail fundraiser, Aqua Affair Miami, FL (August 15, 2014) — Aqua Foundation for Women, the only organization of its kind in South Florida is turning ten years old and members of its board, staff and supporters want you […]


AQUA NEWS: August 2014

Among transgender people, the question “Are you going to Philly?” starts to come up every spring, and while we love a cheesesteak as much as the next guy, the reason we get excited about the City of Brotherly Love is because every summer, the Mazzoni Center hosts the Philly Trans Health Conference. Thousands and thousands […]